Sales of Breeding cats
If you found your way here because you are thinking of buying a cat from us with breeding rights, here are a few things you need to know about us.
We want to work with other breeders who are working on similar goals as we are as we believe these breeders will be happy with our cats. We feel our cats have a lot to offer programs who are focused on creating a look similar to the small forest-dwelling wildcats. This is different from traditional show type.
Our standard breeding prices are as follows: $2800 for a female; $3500 for a male. We will subtract $500 from that if the cat carries for PK- Def or PRA. We will add $500 if we believe the cat will hold a strong expression of the white belly pattern.
We can no longer book international shipments directly; they must be booked through a Pet Transport Company. In most cases, this means it would be cheaper for you to fly to San Fransisco and pick up the kitten in person. Because of all of the paperwork required to get both USDA and USFW clearance to export a Bengal, it will cost $650 to have all the paperwork ready for a legal export out of San Francisco. Our export license is only good for San Francisco, so you ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, MUST leave the United States with the cat from San Francisco. You may not stop anywhere within the United States once you get your kitten in San Francisco.
Since shipping policies changed in 2018, we are finding most shipping arrangements to be too burdensome for us to have any desire to ship. Breeders within the United States may pick up in person, or they may make the shipping arrangements themselves. Please talk to us first as we need to be agreeable to the arrangements made.
At this point in our lives, we do not have time to take on new mentees. Because of that, we will not sell to new breeders who do not have a mentor. We fully believe that a mentor is the most important factor in becoming a Bengal breeder who betters the breed. In the future, we hope to have more time for mentees.
In addition, we do not sell to breeders who are geographically close to us. In order to continue breeding, we have to be able to sell our pets. We've worked hard to create a look that is distinct from other catteries. Since we do not ship pet kittens, most are sold to people who live within a few hours from us, and we do not wish to sell breeding cats within that area.
Every person is different and handles each situation differently. Selling to breeders can be awkward because everyone has a different expectation of what is "right." We do all that we can to tell you upfront as much information as we can, so we don't discover any extreme differences in philosophies as we work through the sale. We will disclose all health history; we give you the opportunity to PCR test before the cat leaves our house, and we clearly state our position on breeding age, birth control, and fertility guarantee before you place a deposit.
Speaking of differences, there are a few odd things breeders should know about us before they consider buying from us. We know how our cats develop. We will ask you to tell us your top five traits, and we will only offer you kittens that meet those traits. Our standards are probably tougher than yours. Because we know how our kittens develop, we will ask you to pick fairly young. You either need to trust us, or you need to study how our kittens develop, so you can pick at a young age. With our cattery name attached to the cat, we, ultimately, control what we want to be out in the breeding world.
In addition, breeders need to understand that Jon is our stay-at-home Cat-Dad, and Robyn works out of the home. While Robyn likes to yammer on social media, when it comes to kitten sales, please do not contact Robyn individually via Facebook Messenger. Contact us both via our Quality Bengal Kittens email or our Quality Bengal Kitten Facebook page.
Breeding Cat Application Form
We consider it such a compliment when breeders are interested in using our cats in their programs. It is really important to us that our breeding cats end up in the right programs that will utilize their strengths and use them to move the breed forward. We do have a handful of questions that we would like you to answer, so we can get to know you better. Please take your time in providing thoughtful answers.